The BERO Group

Forensic Accountants
&  Damages Experts

The BERO Group
Forensic Accountants

Equipped to assist in your litigation matters


We have the Forensic Accounting specialists you need for expert testimony in claims for commercial and intellectual property damages.

Whether the case at hand involves patent infringement, breach of contract, bankruptcy, divorce, fraud or embezzlement, The BERO Group has the resources to provide you and your clients with the forensic accounting support you need.

Forensic accounting isn't just an ancillary aspect of our practice, it's what we do.
Our track record and list of satisfied clients speaks for itself.
Contact us today for more information.

The Damages Report

COVID-19 damages

COVID-19 Impacts Discount Rates, Which Impacts Some Damage Calculations

Clearly linkable to COVID-19, Duff & Phelps has made two adjustments to components used in calculating discount rates since February 2020. Read more

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

Crain's 2020 Notable Women in Law

The BERO Group would like to take this opportunity to congratulate this entire group of 124 attorneys for their outstanding achievement.
As noted in the Crain's Chicago Business publication, this list speaks to the rising influence of women in the legal field, representing almost all major firms and areas of practice, including newer fields focusing on cybersecurity, gaming and cannabis. Read more about these amazing women at Crain's Chicago Business.

Forensic Accounting and Litigation Service Offerings

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Breach of contract
Tortious interference
Franchise and dealership
Construction
Products liability
Shareholder disputes
Securities fraud

Forensic Accounting

Financial Fraud

Fraud investigation
Misappropriation of company assets
Embezzlement: Bribery, kickbacks, payoffs
White collar defense
eDiscovery and forensic imaging
Data mining
Divorce: Tracing hidden assets

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Litigation

Friendly Patent infringement
Trade secret misappropriation
False advertising
Trademark infringement
Trade dress infringement
Copyright infringement
Economic Damages

Valuation

Valuation

Private companies
Mergers and Acquisitions
Patents and patent portfolios
Trademarks & Copyrights
Contractual Damage Claims

CLE Presentations

CLE Presentations for Credit

Intellectual Property
Lost Earnings
False advertising
Fraud
Commercial and General Topics

Now in Print!

The Litigator's Damages Blueprint
The Pragmatic Solution

Not a how-to-calculate-damages book, but a process that The BERO Group calls
"The Pragmatic Solution" which can help you manage your damages case.

The Pragmatic Solution

This handbook offers a structure to engage fully with your damages analysis as you move from early preparation up to and through trial. The Pragmatic Solution method will guide you through your work with your damages expert and help you develop a well-reasoned analysis that aligns with your liability case.

Rick Bero Shares
The BERO Group Approach
to Litigation

From start to finish, learn to work effectively and efficiently with your damages litigation team. This book will guide you through the steps to achieve success.

Litigator's Damages Blueprint

About The BERO Group

Forensic Accountants and
Damages Experts

With over 20 years of experience working with legal teams on complex litigation issues, we are as confident on the witness stand as we are in our analysis. As a result, we anticipate counter arguments and provide solid support for our conclusions, and your success.

The Complete Package

There are several forensic accounting firms that offer to act as damages experts and specialists in forensic accounting.
Few, however, possess the complete package of specialized knowledge and communication skills required for successful litigation outcomes.

Forensic Accounting experts at The BERO Group take full ownership of the cases they work on and are quick to adapt as members of your litigation team.
Known for being responsive, BERO Group forensic accounting specialists are also flexible, as they efficiently adapt to the changing circumstances, difficult schedules, and pressing deadlines related to important litigation issues.

Honest | Direct | Effective

The BERO Group will work with you and your litigation team, to build confidence and project credibility in the opinions we deliver to your client, opposing counsel, judges and juries. Our forensic accounting specialists possess the skills needed to offer you and your clients a rare combination of high-level technical proficiency, creativity, and sophistication in our approach to litigation.

Valuing What Matters

When the financial stakes are high for your client, it matters who you choose as your expert witness. You can trust The BERO Group to provide thorough, credible, supportable damages opinions. We're the preferred forensic accounting financial experts for many highly successful attorneys because we're experts at valuing what matters.

Meet Our Team

The BERO Group's diligent forensic accounting specialists
are ready to assist in your next assignment

When you hire The BERO Group, we become essential members of your litigation team. We take the initiative and actively communicate with your team. We build confident, supported opinions that withstand the toughest examination. And we deliver them clearly in the courtroom.

Rick Bero

Richard F. Bero
CPA, CVA

Founder and Managing Director of
The BERO Group

Ron Bero

Ronald A. Bero, Jr.
CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF, MAFF

Senior Director of The BERO Group

Paul Rodrigues

Paul Rodrigues
CPA,CFE, CFF

Senior Director of The BERO Group

Jim McGovern

James L. McGovern
CPA/CFF, CVA, Fellow

Senior Director of The BERO Group

Joe Laur

Joe Laur
CPA, CVA

Director of The BERO Group

Deborah Temkin

Deborah Temkin
CA(SA), CFE, MMI

Director of The BERO Group

Bryan Berghauer

Bryan Berghauer
CPA

Director of The BERO Group

Jack Lazarczyk

Jack A. Lazarczyk
MBA, CPA, CVA

Director of The BERO Group

Nicholas Romans

Nicholas Romans
CPA, CFE

Director of The BERO Group

Paul Cogswell

Paul B. Cogswell
JD, CFE, CCEP, CPP, CAMS

Director at The BERO Group

Greyson Wolf-Dixon

Greyson Wolf-Dixon

Financial Analyst at The BERO Group

Elizabeth Bergman

Elizabeth Bergman

Office Administrator and Paralegal at The BERO Group

Christine Hattori

Christine Hattori

Marketing Coordinator at The BERO Group

Deirdre Walton

Deirdre E. Walton

Office Manager and Webmaster at The BERO Group

News & Events

Information you can use

COVID-19 Impacts Damage Calculations — as may any major macroeconomic factor

I had a discussion with an attorney recently wherein the topic of COVID-19 and foreseeability arose. In the hypothetical being discussed, the claimed wrongdoing occurred mid-2019 and its economic impact continues today.

Will COVID-19 Pandemic Shutdowns Trigger Business Interruption Insurance Coverage?

Mandatory state shut down orders may trigger business interruption coverage if a Pennsylvania Court’s interpretation is widely accepted. With thousands of businesses around the world being shutdown pursuant to government mandates designed to slow transmission of to the COVID-19 virus, many business owners are looking to their insurance policies for a lifeline.

Rick Bero co-authors chapters in The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages

Accomplished in publishing writing guides for effective accounting principles, Rick Bero contributes to the BVR library ...

Representative Law Firms

Organizations that trust The BERO Group to provide expert opinions and testimony